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 Cocqcigrues.Codds. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cocy’tus [Ko-ky’tus].
 
One of the five rivers of hell. The word means the “river of lamentation.” The unburied were doomed to wander about its banks for 100 years. (Greek, kku’o, to weep.)   1
       
“Cocytus, named of lamentation loud
Heard on the rueful stream.”
       
Milton: Paradise Lost, ii. 579.
 


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